A woman has pleaded guilty to selling her son a used car for more than $2 and then paying it back with a new, $1,100 Honda Civic.
Jenna Davenport, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the charge of unlawful receipt of stolen property and was sentenced to four years of probation, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office said.
Davenport sold her car, a 2007 Toyota Prius, for $1 and $1.25, and then got a new $1 car for a total of $1 in July 2016, prosecutors said.
She then paid the new car back to the insurance company with the help of a friend, who also helped her sell the car for cash, the district attorney’s office said.
It was only after the insurance companies contacted police that they realized they didn’t have the information they needed to prove that the car was stolen, Harris County Judge Robert Clements said.
The insurance company eventually tracked down Davenamp’s friend and reported the theft to police.
Dave’s mother was not arrested, but was arrested and charged with two counts of theft.
The charges were dropped after the victim of the theft agreed to a plea deal.